Anthrax have announced dates for a co-headlining North American tour with Killswitch Engage.
The pair will rotate the closing slot throughout the 27-show run named Killthrax – with guests The Devil Wears Prada – that begins in Montclair, NJ on March 29 and wraps up in Boston, MA on May 7.
"Anthrax and Killswitch - KillThrax! Holy crap!," says Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. "I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!"
"Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans," adds drummer Charlie Benante. "We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a 'total explosion of the senses.'"
Tickets for the 2017 tour will go on sale December 16 at 10 AM local time.
Anthrax have been touring in support of “For All Kings”, which debuted at No. 9 on the US Billboard 200 earlier this year with opening week sales of 34,000 units.
Produced by Jay Ruston, the record marks the debut of former Shadows Fall lead guitarist Jon Donais, who replaced Rob Caggiano in the lineup following his 2013 departure.
The North American trek follows an extensive European tour next spring that will see Anthrax performing their 1987 album, “Among The Living”, in its entirety alongside classic tracks.
Killswitch Engage are promoting their 2016 album, “Incarnate.” The project debuted at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 earlier this year.
Anthrax / Killswitch Engage
Killthrax North American tour 2017
Mar 29 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre*
Mar 30 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live**
Mar 31 – St. Charlies, Ill. @ Arcada Theater (Anthrax only)
Mar 31 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International (Killswitch Engage only)
Apr 01 – Manistee, Mich @ Little River Casino (Anthrax only)
Apr 01 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva (Killswitch Engage only)
Apr 03 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore*
Apr 04 – Wallingford, Conn. @ Oakdale Theatre*
Apr 05 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory**
Apr 07 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live*
Apr 08 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore**
Apr 11 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Ritz Raleigh**
Apr 12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle**
Apr 13 – Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues*
Apr 15 – Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall (Texas Independence Fest)**
Apr 17 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues**
Apr 18 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues**
Apr 22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern**
Apr 23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore**
Apr 25 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo*
Apr 26 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre**
Apr 28 – Denver, Colo. @ The Fillmore**
Apr 29 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium and Underground**
Apr 30 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Midland*
May 01 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant**
May 03 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Danforth Music Hall**
May 05 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount**
May 06 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall*
May 07 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues*
*Killswitch Engage closes
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